This 1953 Mercury Monterrey convertible is one of 8,463 manufactured in that model year and boast a cream-colored livery with a cream interior with striking red contrasts. While bearing some minor signs of aging, the Merc ragtop still presents well and would attract attention at any local or regional show. Power comes from the 225 cubic inch flathead V8 and is transmitted to the rear wheels via a three-speed manual transmission. Other factory options include power brakes and power windows. This car has been in the portfolio of the present owner for almost 15 years and was restored at some time prior to his ownership.